CDC's Chris Portier sheds light on how CDC responded to environmental health hazards and emergency preparedness needs of Hurricane Sandy and ways social media can help public health meet challenges for future natural disasters.
When it comes to high-profile digital media, it’s often the big brands that do it best. But that doesn’t mean that public health professionals can’t learn from major campaigns and adapt their methods to a smaller scale or budget.
Los Angeles County public health officials are finding that presenting messages in new ways can gain attention.
Meetup.com, a popular social media website that promotes offline interaction, helped the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reach 10,000 people with its flu vaccination campaign, according to new research presented today at the American Public Health Association’s 140th Annual Meeting in San Francisco.
What do teens in carrot costumes, surprise fruit kabobs in class and mysterious hallway stickers have in common? They are all part of an innovative Nebraska campaign that encourages physical activity and fruit and vegetable consumption in high school students.
The National Conference on Health Statistics in Washington, D.C., featured more than 50 sessions from Aug. 6-8. Two sessions — “Healthy People 2020” and “Does Social Media Have a Role in Federal Statistics?” — gave credence to remarks from the U.S. Office of Management and Budget’s Katherine K. Wallman at Tuesday’s plenary session.
Here at CDC’s 2012 National Conference on Health Communications Marketing and Media, there’s a lot of talk about proven strategies and engagement tools to improve health. And because much of the conversation is happening on Twitter, we’ve rounded up a few highlights for you.
Social media makes life better for global health; Weight Watchers discusses military obesity on Capitol Hill ; bald men may be more susceptible to prostate cancer; and threats to the Prevention and Public Health Fund. These stories and more topping public health headlines today, Wednesday, May 23, 2012.
With the ever-evolving and increasingly accessible digital and media landscape, health and media advocates convened a symposium Thursday in Washington, D.C., to address the cognitive, social and emotional impact of media on children’s lives.
From a Boston campaign that uses online videos to talk to teens about sugary drinks to a Louisiana stork who reaches out via Facebook and Twitter about healthy pregnancies, health departments around the nation are embracing social media. Read about it as reported in The Nation's Health newspaper.